Events This Week

Listings CONCERTS FOR KIDS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs "Just for Kids" at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday, October 3. Join the TSO Piano Quartet and their kid-friendly Magical Musical Story Machine. Bring story ideas to help composer/violinist Michael Fan write a new musical adventure. The program concludes with a musical version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

SCIENCE TO GO. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Flandrau Science Center's Science To Go presents a Journey to Pluto from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3. Children of all ages can observe the properties of liquid nitrogen, predicting the effects of its cold temperatures on solids, liquids, and gasses. Benefit Days certificates are handed out by Flandrau Science To Go staff on October 3, too. Those purchasing books October 2 through 4 at Borders with a Benefit Days certificate (also available at Flandrau) will have 15-percent of their purchases donated to Flandrau. Call Christy Clow at 626-6257, or email, for information on Science To Go. Call Borders at 292-1331 to find out more about Benefit Days.


BATS, BUBBLEOLOGY, BUGS! Children grades K through 8, and their parents, can enjoy a series of classes offered by UA Extended University this fall. Learn the hows and whys of bats; a Saturday morning class exploring the art and science of bubbles; and classes for preschoolers including creative movement, Birds and Their Houses, Mice Are Nice, and Ms. Amigos, with bilingual teacher Linda Hilbert-Vasquez. The latter is a discovery of Mexico through music, art, and language. Outdoor Adventures: Performing Arts Adventures in conjunction with UApresents; and Sports Adventures, cosponsored with the UA Athletic Department, are offered through the SEEK Saturday Series. Sunday Fun Days at Flandrau, and Science Saturdays offer ways to discover the secrets of science with everything from the creation of Zoo Food to The Secrets of Soap. The Middle School Certificate Program includes courses ranging from marine biology to Video Field Production, a 20-hour introductory course in which students participate in creating finished, edited productions. Call 621-UofA (8632) for information.

BUILD-A-BIKE. BICAS Youth Underground Build-A-Bike program is an eight-session program for adults and kids, offering extensive hands-on training for basic bicycle mechanics. In addition to learning new skills, you'll also be helping your community by fixing up old bikes and getting them back on the streets. Students are required to complete a 25-hour apprenticeship and final exam to earn their first bicycle. Classes are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Class tuition is based on a sliding-scale. Call 628-7950 for registration and information.

DANCE CLASSES. The Little Temple. 721 N. Second Ave. A wiggle and stretch creative movement class for kids ages 3 to 6 meets from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings, with enrollment ongoing. Cost is $25. Call 887-1603 for information.

GIRL SCOUT SIGN-UP. Girls ages 5 through 17 interested in joining Girl Scouts for fun and educational activities in their community can call the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council at 327-2288, or 1-800-331-6782, for registration information and parent meeting dates.

KIDS CAFÉ. Boys and Girls Club, Holmes Tuttle Club House. 2585 E. 36 St. 622-0694. Now open: The Kids Café, a nine-week after school program meeting on Thursdays, features volunteer chefs providing instruction in the culinary arts. Each chef becomes a mentor to a child. The program is sponsored by The Chefs' Association of Southern Arizona, Tucson Electric Power, Pima Community College, and The Arizona Restaurant Association, Southern Chapter. Call Jeanie Meredith at 299-6787 for information about The Chefs' Association of Southern Arizona.

MAD SCIENCE AT OLD TUCSON STUDIOS. Tucson Mountain Park. 201 S. Kinney Road. October features Mad Science--The International Tour, a fun-filled learning experience with an energetic scientist. The tour combines the excitement of a large-scale theatrical production with education. Special school field trips are available by calling (520) 883 0100, ext. 268. Old Tucson Studios family theme park and movie location is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $14.95, $9.45 for children 4 to 11. Children 3 and under are admitted at no charge. Discounted admission for all Pima County residents is $12.95, $8.95 for children 4 to 11. Season passes are available. Call (520)883-0100 for information and group discounts (for 20 or more).

SCHOOL OF MUSIC. Desert Dove School of Music. 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. The Desert Dove School of Music offers a new preschool Music and Movement class for children 2 to 6 years of age and their families. This is an interactive class with parents, grandparents, and older siblings interacting musically with the younger children. Classes are at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $25 per month, plus a one-time enrollment fee. Enrollment is ongoing. Other music classes are also available. Call Judith Richardson at 887-4266 or 888-3352, or e-mail for information or to enroll.

SUNDAY SCIENCE. Flandrau Science Center, on the UA campus. 621-STAR. In partnership with the UA Extended University, Flandrau offers science courses for preschool and early elementary school children on Sundays through November. Course times for children age 3 to
5 years are 2 to 3 p.m.; courses for children 6 to 8 are from 3 to 4 p.m. The subject for October is astronomy. Geology courses will be offered in November. Courses are taught by Flandrau Education Director Helen Salvay. Call Extended University at 626-4444 for course information and registration. Call Helen Salvay at 621-8135, or e-mail her at, for other information.

TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 South Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Join the Wisdomseekers, middle schoolers teaching the younger public crafts from various cultures, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Regular fall hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Museum admission is $3 for children 2 to 16, $5 adults, and $4 seniors, with the third Sunday of every month free for all. "After school special" admission from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday is $2 per person.

YOUTH CENTER. 35 E. Toole Ave. The Pima Prevention Partnership and T/PAC sponsor the new Toole Avenue Youth Center, housing programs such as ArtWORKS at Toole, Pima County Teen Court and the Full Court Press Youth Center. Call Dian Magie (624-0595, ext. 11) or Harry Kressler (791-0771) for information on Youth Center programs. TW

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